Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO volleyball meet up tonight for a Southeast Iowa Superconference match.
The last time these two teams met over the weekend, WACO took the Wolves to three games, but it was WMU who came out on top and got the win.
WMU comes into this game 21-10 and winning seven of their last eight games. The Wolves are led by Erica Robinson who has 222 kills on the season, while Brooke Jennings and Taylor Rodgers have split up the setting duties and have 563 combined assists. Defensively Shelby Therme has 256 digs on the season.
WMU head coach Dave Pieart said WACO is a team that the Wolves have to be smart around with how they attack.
“We saw them on Saturday, they are taller than we are, pretty much across the board, they have quite a bit of height, so we need to prepare and we need to work on our blocking, and our block deflection, our block coverage and all of that because they were getting some touches that we’re not used to, and just need to be prepared,” Pieart said. “Sometimes WACO is going to roll and tip the ball and sometimes they are going to hit it has hard as they can and defensively it is much easier to prepare for a team that does one or the other, as opposed to a team that mixes them up.”
WACO comes into the game 12-13 and are 3-4 in their last seven, including an 0-3 loss to IMS, wins over L-M, Highland and English Valleys and a 1-2 loss to WMU and New London. They also were swept by Mediapolis, but put 40 plus points on the board against them.
Rosemary Skriver is the leading killer with 116 kills on the year, but Aaliyah Brown has been moved up recently and has 99 kills on the year. Ashlyn Hammen has 313 assists and Erika Leichty leads the team in digs with 235.
WACO head coach Jay Coble said his team has really bought into the system now, and that his girl’s seem to really understand the challenge that he has laid out for them.
WACO and WMU play tonight at WMU with the freshmen and JV matches starting at 5:30 and Varsity at around 7:30.
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